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RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video is the home video division of Columbia Pictures, presently known as Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

It began life in 1979 as Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment, with a launch set of 20 titles on VHS and Betamax and several others on Super 8. Though Columbia had already been releasing its films, as well as those of fellow Hollywood studio Warner Bros., on Super 8, Columbia's entry into the videocassette market is generally regarded as the beginning of the company, as it was around this time that Columbia introduced the blue and white package design that would feature on the first wave of videocassette titles, as well as their later Super 8 releases. Over the next few videocassette waves, the packaging would undergo significant redesigns, eventually maturing into the design which would be seen for much of the following decade.

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In 1981, Columbia and RCA, the creator of the CED videodisc format, entered into a joint venture, and its North American video division would be renamed to reflect the joint venture one year later (international markets were already using the RCA/Columbia name by that time). Columbia was also a pioneer in closed captioning for home video, with early releases being stickered for closed captioning. In addition to RCA and Columbia product, RCA/Columbia also released product from Columbia's TriStar Pictures and "mini-major" New Line Cinema, as well as a variety of smaller firms, including Cinema 5, Films Incorporated, Picture Source Associates, SFM Entertainment, Cantina Blues Films, Pentagon Releasing, IFI Films, Crown International, and Cinetel Films, among others. Later, they picked up the video rights to the Epic Productions library, which they held for a few years in the early '90s, and certain early American International Pictures releases. After Columbia was acquired by Sony and became part of Sony Pictures, along with Tri-Star, the name was changed to Columbia TriStar Home Video, and Sony's own video division was merged into the company and became SVS/Triumph Home Video (which was used for New Line and "low-profile" Columbia and TriStar releases during the transition from RCA-Columbia to Columbia TriStar). Columbia TriStar continued to evolve, eventually taking on the Sony name in 2005. (New Line eventually established its home video division from the remnants of Nelson Entertainment in 1991, but distribution continued to go through RCA-Columbia/Columbia TriStar until 1994, when NLC was bought by Turner Broadcasting and switched to their in-house label Turner Home Entertainment; in 1996 Turner merged with Time Warner, resulting in THE being absorbed into Warner Home Video and NLHV going solo until NLC was merged directly into Warner Bros. in 2009.)

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Useless trivia: the SVS/Triumph logo was more likely to appear on New Line films than on any other release under the SVS/Triumph name.

During The '80s, RCA/Columbia had a children's subsidiary called Magic Window which has its own page. It also had a music subsidiary, MusicVision, which issued titles from RCA Records along with Island Records, Motown and PolyGram Music Video, among others.

Catalog numbering system

Pre-1985
  • 10000 series = Columbia Pictures
  • 13000 series = Sports titles
  • 15000 series = Children's programming
  • 2000 series = Picture Source Associates
  • 3000 series = Cinema 5
  • 6000 series = IFI Films
  • 8000 series = Films Incorporated
  • 9000 series = SFM Entertainment/Pentagon Releasing
  • 91000 series = Other distributors (known to include PolyGram, Cinecom International Films, New Line Cinema, The Blue Marble Company, International Film Exchange, World Northal Corporation, Regency Enterprises, Producers Sales Organization, and The Samuel Goldwyn Company)

Library

Note: Because early releases were cataloged in alphabetical order, releases will be listed in chronological order (i.e. the order in which the cassettes were released).
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    Super 8 

    First wave (November 1979) 
The first 22 videocassette releases, all in the blue and white packaging.

  • The Anderson Tapes
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10000
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume VII syndication package, released in Spring 1973
  • Bell, Book and Candle
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10020
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in Fall 1962
  • Born Free
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10030
    Note: As late as 1991, copies have been known to come in 1984 RCA/Columbia boxes with RCA/Columbia labels.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One syndication package, released in Summer 1974
  • Born Yesterday
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10060
    Note: Billed as a Columbia Classic
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in November 1960
  • Breakout
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10090
    Note: Reissued during the second wave in 1980
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Bye Bye Birdie
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10120
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume II syndication package, released in Winter 1967
  • The Deep
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10150
    Note: Reissued during the second wave in 1980
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
  • Dont Raise The Bridge Lower The River
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume VI syndication package, released in Spring 1972
  • Eyes Of Laura Mars
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10190 for VHS and 51195 for Betamax
    Note: Red text instead of the standard blue text
    Note: Reissued during the second wave in 1980
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Fun with Dick and Jane
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10210
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Gilda
    Note: Billed as a Columbia Classic
    Part of a Screen Gems syndication package released in Fall 1959
  • The Harder They Fall
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10270
    Note: Billed as a Columbia Classic
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in November 1960
  • Harry And Walter Go To New York
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10300
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Here Comes Mr. Jordan
    Note: Billed as a Columbia Classic
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Part of the Screen Gems Powerhouse syndication package, released in December 1958
  • A Man for All Seasons
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10360
    Note: Reissued during the second wave in 1980
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Two syndication package, released in Summer 1975
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10390
    Note: Billed as a Columbia Classic
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Part of the Screen Gems Triple Crown syndication package, released in Winter 1958
  • Mysterious Island
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume I syndication package, released in Summer 1966
  • The New Centurions
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10450
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Two syndication package, released in Summer 1975
  • Shamus
    Note: Packaging updated in 1981 to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Three syndication package, released in Fall 1976
  • Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger
  • The Taming Of The Shrew
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume V syndication package, released in Fall 1970
  • You Light Up My Life
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10570

    Second wave (February 1980) 
This is when the familiar red border design which would become prevalent over the coming decade started appearing on new releases, as well as reissues of older titles (such as The Deep and Eyes Of Laura Mars).

  • Emmanuelle
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10200
    Note: Dubbed in English from the original French
  • Midnight Express
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10400
    Note: Packaging updated the next year to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984

    Third wave (October 15, 1980) 
37 tapes, mainly motion picture releases from Columbia Pictures and Cinema 5, were issued on October 15 in gatefold packaging. The packaging did not have a notch into which the front cover could be sealed, and the red border design began to be used on the labels as well. The address was identifies as 711 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10022. Some releases would later be repackaged using the newer Torch Lady print logo.

  • Alvarez Kelly
  • America At The Movies
    From Cinema 5
    Presented on PBS during the 1979 pledge drive
  • The Bedford Incident
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10013
  • Brian's Song
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10100
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
  • Chapter Two
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10130
    Note: Packaging updated the next year to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • The China Syndrome
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10140
    Note: Packaging updated the next year to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    Note: Special edition
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10145
    Note: The closing credits music continues into the warning screens
    Note: Packaging updated the next year to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Note: Put on moratorium in March 1985 and reissued the next month at a lower price.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • The Collector
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10148
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume VII syndication package, released in Spring 1973
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 1: Starring Mr. Magoo
    Note: Includes Bearfooted Flatfoot, Bungled Bungalow, Bwana Magoo, and Destination Magoo
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 15000
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 2: Starring Mr. Magoo
    Note: Includes Magoo Beats the Heat, Magoo Breaks Par, Magoo Goes Overboard, and Magoo Goes West
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 15001
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 3: Gerald McBoing Boing
    Note: Includes Gerald McBoing Boing, Gerald McBoing Boing on the Planet Moo, Gerald McBoing Boing's Symphony, and How Now McBoing Boing
  • Columbia Pictures Cartoons Vol. 4: UPA's Cartoon Classics
    Note: Includes Christopher Crumpet's Playmate, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Jay Walker, and The Man on the Flying Trapeze
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 15080
  • For Petes Sake
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original Italian with English subtitles
  • Gimme Shelter
    From Cinema 5
  • Great Moments in Baseball
  • Harlan County U.S.A.
    From Cinema 5
  • Ice Castles
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10340
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Knock On Any Door
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10350
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in November 1960
  • The Man Who Fell to Earth
    From Cinema 5
  • The Man Who Loved Women
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles
  • Miss Sadie Thompson
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10410
    Note: Presented in 2D
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in November 1960
  • Murder by Death
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Murderers Row
  • The Owl And The Pussycat
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10460
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Two syndication package, released in Summer 1975
  • Pumping Iron
    From Cinema 5
    Presented on PBS as part of KCET's Cinema Showcase on October 3, 1978
  • Putney Swope
    From Cinema 5
  • Scenes from a Marriage
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Two-tape release
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original Swedish with English subtitles
  • Seven Beauties
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original Italian with English subtitles
    Presented on PBS as part of KCET's Cinema Showcase on November 7, 1978
  • State Of Siege
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles
  • Stolen Kisses
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles
  • Swept Away
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original Italian with English subtitles
    Presented on PBS as part of KCET's Cinema Showcase in 1979
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 1
    Note: Includes Dizzy Pilots, A Bird in the Head, and Three Sappy People
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10550
    Note: Packaging updated the next year to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
    Note: A Bird in the Head uses the Screen Gems print, which cuts an alcohol reference late in the short and plasters the closing logo with the Screen Gems Torch Lady; additionally, it and Three Sappy People omit their opening Columbia Pictures logos.
    Note: Later prints, following the acquisition of Columbia's videocassette duplication facilities by Bell & Howell/Paramount Pictures Video Services in late 1981, place A Bird in the Head before Dizzy Pilots.
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 2
    Note: Includes Uncivil Warriors, Three Missing Links, and Micro-Phonies
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10551
    Note: Packaging updated the next year to reflect the corporate logo having been updated
  • Visions Of Eight
    From Cinema 5
  • World Series and All-Star Highlights of 1979
  • Z
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles

    Fourth wave (March 1981) 
At this point, the Sunburst print logo was retired in favor of a new print logo depicting a white Torch Lady inside of a blue dome; some releases from the previous wave would have their packaging updated to use this new print logo the same year, though not necessarily at the same time. A notch was additionally added to the front cover for better security. Otherwise, the packaging and labels remained unchanged from earlier.

  • The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Note: Two-tape release
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10110
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One syndication package, released in Summer 1974
  • California Suite
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10123
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Cat Ballou
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10125
    Note: Original Columbia Pictures logo preserved
  • The Guns of Navarone
    Note: Two-tape release
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10245
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Two syndication package, released in Summer 1975
  • The Sorrow and the Pity
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Two-tape release
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles
  • A Special Day
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original Italian with English subtitles
  • The Tall Blond Man With One Red Shoe
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles
  • The Two Of Us
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Available dubbed in English and in the original French with English subtitles
  • Wifemistress
    Note: CED videodisc released by MGM/CBS Home Video
    From Films Incorporated

    Fifth wave (Fall 1981) 
  • ...And Justice for All
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10015
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Easy Rider
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10186
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One syndication package, released in Summer 1974
  • Gloria
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10242
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • Hot Stuff
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10575
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Its My Turn
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10345
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Modern Romance
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10585
  • The Mountain Men
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10590
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Seems Like Old Times
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10475
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • The Shout
    From Films Incorporated
  • Tess
    Note: Two-tape release
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10543
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 3
    Note: Includes An Ache in Every Stake, Calling All Curs, and Pop Goes the Easel
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10552
  • Used Cars
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10557
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • When a Stranger Calls
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10560
  • Wholly Moses
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10587
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985

    Sixth wave (December 1981) 
From this point onward until 1990, most Columbia Pictures releases don't use a home video logo. In addition, the company moved its headquarters to Burbank; the tapes now listed the address as Columbia Plaza, Burbank, CA 91505.

  • The Blue Lagoon
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10025
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Breaker Morant
    From Films Incorporated
  • The Competition
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10124
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • Happy Birthday to Me
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10595
  • Kramer vs. Kramer
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10355
    Note: Put on moratorium in March 1985 and reissued the next month at a lower price.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Stir Crazy
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10248
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985

    February 1982 
  • The Front
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10206
  • Hellcats Of The Navy
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10320
  • In Cold Blood
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10342
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume VII syndication package, released in Spring 1973
  • Nobodys Perfekt
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10457
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 4
    Note: Includes Woman Haters, Three Little Beers, and Tassels in the Air
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10553
  • Tommy
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10555
    Note: The original 1974 Columbia Pictures logo was plastered on this release by the 1976 Columbia Pictures logo.

    March 1982 

    April 12, 1982 
The tape labels were redesigned with thinner red lines at this point; additionally, the company appears to have moved from Columbia Plaza to 2901 West Alameda Avenue. From this point on, until further notice, all known warning screens will be indicated.

  • The Batty World of Baseball
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 13010
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
  • Family Life
    From Cinema 5
  • A Simple Story
    From Films Incorporated
    Note: Dubbed in English from the original French
  • Stripes
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10600
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Note: Put on moratorium in March 1985 and reissued the next month at a lower price.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985

    May 1982 
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10027
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Hardcore
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10250
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
  • Neighbors
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10445
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • Pinocchio in Outer Space
    From SFM Entertainment
  • Pixote
    From Picture Source Associates
    Note: Presented in the original Portuguese with English subtitles
  • Union City
    From Cantina Blues Films
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.

    June 1982 
  • Absence Of Malice
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10005
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Four for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1984
  • Cactus Flower
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10121
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One syndication package, released in Summer 1974
  • The Last Detail
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10357
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Three syndication package, released in Fall 1976

    August 1982 
  • And Now For Something Completely Different
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10006
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Note: The original 1968 Columbia Pictures logo was plastered on this release by the 1976 Columbia Pictures logo.
  • The Boys in Company C
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10065
  • Eraserhead
    From Picture Source Associates
  • QB VII
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10465
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Three syndication package, released in Fall 1976
  • Le Sex Shop
    From Films Incorporated
  • Taxi Driver
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10542
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980

    September 1982 

    October 1982 
  • The Black Bird
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10024
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Note: The original 1974 Columbia Pictures logo was plastered on this release by the 1981 Columbia Pictures logo.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • The Creeping Flesh
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10147
  • Dracula And Son
    From Films Incorporated
    Note: Dubbed in English from the original French
  • The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10243
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
  • Hanky Panky
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10297
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • The Maniac
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10363
  • Mr Klein
    From Films Incorporated
    Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian
  • Silent Rage
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10505
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 5
    Note: Includes Pardon My Scotch, Disorder in the Court, and Healthy, Wealthy and Dumb
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10554
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.

    November 1982 
These are the last titles to be released under the Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment name.

  • Caseys Shadow
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10127
  • Fail Safe
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10205
    Note: The tape did not end with a warning screen.
    Note: Later prints, beginning in June 1983, were closed-captioned.
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume II syndication package, released in Winter 1967
  • Hanover Street
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10198
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Note: The last Columbia Pictures film to use the Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment logo
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • Love And Anarchy
    From Cinema 5
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Note: Presented in the original Italian with English subtitles
  • Mr. Magoo Vol. 5
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 15004
  • Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    From Cinema 5
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Presented on PBS as part of KCET's Cinema Showcase on December 5, 1978
  • Richard Pryor Live on Sunset Strip
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10468
  • To Forget Venice
    From Films Incorporated
    Note: Dubbed in English from the original Italian

From this point onward, releases went out under the RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video name.

  • Annie
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10008
    Note: Put on moratorium in March 1985 and reissued the next month at a lower price.
  • Diana Ross in Concert
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10170
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.

    January 1983 
  • The Big Heat
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10023
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in Winter 1961
  • The Boat
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10149
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Note: Dubbed in English from the original German
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • Lost And Found
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume Five for the '80s syndication package, released in Spring 1985
  • Padre Padrone
    From Cinema 5
    Note: Presented in the original Italian with English subtitles
  • Things Are Tough All Over
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10546
  • To Sir, with Love
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10548
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One, released in Summer 1974
  • We All Loved Each Other So Much
    From Cinema 5

    February 1983 
The RCA/Columbia logo made its first appearance on the packaging and labels for these cassettes.

    March 1983 
  • 1776
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10479
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Two syndication package, released in Summer 1975
  • Barabbas
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10018
  • The Concrete Jungle
    From Pentagon Releasing
  • Fast Break
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10203
    Part of Viacom's "Viacom Features VIII" syndication package
  • Fleetwood Mac in Concert: Mirage Tour 1982
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10202
  • Funny Girl
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10212
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Three syndication package, released in Fall 1976
  • Hard Times
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10299
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • King Rat
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10348
    Note: The tape ended with the 1982 warnings.
  • Providence
    From Cinema 5
    Presented on PBS as part of KCET's Cinema Showcase on January 2, 1979
  • La Vie Continue
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10356

    April 1983 
  • The Amsterdam Kill
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10012
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Volume One for the '80s syndication package, released in Winter 1980
  • Buck And The Preacher
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10112
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One syndication package, released in Summer 1974
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10347
  • The Professionals
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10471
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume One syndication package, released in Summer 1974
  • Robert Et Robert
    From Films Incorporated
  • Tempest
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10544
  • They Came To Cordura
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10556
    Part of a package of Columbia Post-'48s released to syndication by Screen Gems in Fall 1962
  • Think Dirty
    From New World/Quartet Films
  • The Three Stooges Vol. 6
    Note: Includes Violent Is the Word for Curly, Punch Drunks, and A Plumbing We Will Go
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10549
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
  • Youll Never Get Rich
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10574

    May 1983 
  • Behold A Pale Horse
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10019
  • Butterflies Are Free
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10115
    Part of Columbia Pictures Television's Features for the '70s Volume Three syndication package, released in Fall 1976
  • The Firemen's Ball
    From Cinema 5
  • Hothead
    From Films Incorporated
  • Jason and the Argonauts
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10346
    Note: The tape ended with the 1979 warnings.
    Part of the Screen Gems Volume II syndication package, released in Winter 1967
  • Luv
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10351
  • Marooned
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10365
  • Mr. Magoo Vol. 6
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 15055
  • The Toy
    Note: Original catalog number in the early '80s was 10538

RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video provides example of:

  • Copy Protection: They used Macrovision on occasion in the 1990s and early 2000s, particularly on New Line films they distributed and their family releases.
  • Digital Piracy Is Evil:
    • Their well known FBI Warning screen starts with the blue screen with the scroll up message that reads "These films are sold for private homes only. Any duplication, reproduction, public performance or commercial use is strictly prohibited." Then it slideshows to the FBI Warning.
    • In the UK and Australia, they released their cassettes with red tape guards ("leading edges" in the UK and "spines" in Australia) as an anti-piracy measure, and their Australian division, a joint venture with Hoyts, took things one step further by painting the rest of the cassette shell gray. In the UK only, this also applied to their Betamax releases.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Remember their "If it isn't red, it isn't real" anti-piracy campaign from the UK and Australia? That wasn't the first time they painted their tape guards red—they did it in December 1980 for a failed rental program in the United States.

Alternative Title(s): Columbia Pictures Home Entertainment

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